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Mississinewa 1812 and Mourning Spencer

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What an AWESOME weekend! I had a ton of fun, and we had great weather the entire time. I got to see Maggie (http://missemilywaterman.blogspot.com/) and we played a hilariously elaborate game all weekend. Saturday evening, Mike took me to the Officers Mess in both the American and British camps. Lots of singing was had, which is one of my favorite parts of reenactments. I must say that Mr. Paul Booth, of Wm. Booth, Draper, has a lovely voice! And of course, I bought fabric... I've already begun the gown in hopes of wearing it next month to the Tippecanoe reenactment, but it's a little up in the air as to whether we'll attend... At any rate, Katie and I have decided to wear the new wool gowns we're working on for Halloween under our Village cloaks, so they'll at least get worn!

          
  

As for my mourning spencer, I'm really pleased with it but the pictures are rubbish... It's really hard to get good images of a black-on-black garment! These will have to suffice until I wear it again... It's a combo of black wool and black cotton velvet. Velvety collar, buttons, and puffed sleeves. Body of the spencer in black wool, sleeves in wool, and "petals" in wool. I'm dying to add a little tassel to each petal, for added silliness and to help weight down the petals.
    

More mourning spencer behind 

Here's some pictures I took at home. Not the best, but they give you a better idea of what the spencer actually looks like. As a side note, these fabrics are like a MAGNET to ever bit of fluff and thread and feather! I don't think I can wear this without keep a lint roller in my reticule... XP
    
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On October 12th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC), christylee commented:
beautiful!!!
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On October 12th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC), love3angle commented:
Love it!
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On October 12th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC), ismiseniamh commented:
a) That picture of you and Mike is amazing and should henceforth be your profile picture for something. You look positively radiant in it! :D

b) TIPPECANOE AND TYLER TOO---!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XcDeRJ_Osc

Ahem. Sorry, I had to. XD
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On October 12th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC), mandie_rw commented:
The mourning spencer is gorgeous! And glad you had good weather for the weekend - that's always helpful! ;)
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On October 12th, 2011 07:00 am (UTC), fiofiorina commented:
The spencer looks beautiful :-)
And so do you and Mike :-))
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On October 12th, 2011 07:20 am (UTC), renna_darling commented:
Pleass please please put tassels on the sleeves! I totally want to see that!!
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On October 12th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC), mlsdesigns commented:
You look lovely, as always :) And you must put tassels on the sleeves! the more silliness the better ;)
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On October 12th, 2011 11:54 am (UTC), quincy134 commented:
Love your spencer. Beautiful work!
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